Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 162,842 pages of information and 245,375 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Richard Trevithick: Nautical Labourer

From Graces Guide
c1806. High-pressure engine used with the dredger on the Thames.
Trevithick's dredger for the Thames.

Note: This is a sub-section of Richard Trevithick

1808 Built by Richard Trevithick it was a steam dredger and crane that would load and discharge cargoes from ships and also act as a tug boat. The Dockers lead by the Society of Coal Whippers prevented its introduction as they (correctly) viewed it as a threat to their jobs.

Trevithick built this with a financial partner Robert Dickinson


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